CF related Diabetes is a condition that many people with CF develop and is caused by changes in the pancreas which mean it is unable to make enough of the hormone insulin. Insulin is the hormone that enables the body to use glucose (sugar) for energy.

The chance of developing CFRD increases with age and affects up to 50% of adults with CF. It is important that CF related diabetes is diagnosed, if left untreated it can affect weight, lung function, general health and wellbeing.

You will be tested for diabetes at your annual review, by having an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) or will be screened by having your blood sugars checked and recorded during a hospital admission. If you are found to have an abnormal blood glucose tolerance test you will be referred to the CF Specialist Diabetes Nurse for continuous glucose monitoring.

Get in touch

The CF Diabetes Service can be contacted Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm:

Telephone: 0121 424 3577
Mobile: 07772 137600

Switchboard: 0121 424 2000

Team members

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  • Ateeq Syed

    Consultant Diabetologist

  • Harbinder Sunsoa

    Cystic Fibrosis Diabetes Specialist Nurse

  • Nazma Vahora

    Cystic Fibrosis Support Worker



Useful resources

Downloadable documents and useful links

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